Making Assessment Meaningful

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Making Assessment Meaningful

  1. 1. Making http://www.flickr.com/photos/hdurnin/6281411798 ASSESSMENT Meaningful Dean Shareski New Mexico Learning Conference November 2, 2013
  2. 2. Making http://www.flickr.com/photos/hdurnin/6281411798 ASSESSMENT Meaningful Dean Shareski New Mexico Learning Conference November 2, 2013
  3. 3. What Is Learning?
  4. 4. “I try to distinguish between contexts of productive and unproductive learning. And by productive, I mean that the learning process is one that engenders and reinforces wanting to learn more.  Absent wanting to learn, the learning context is unproductive or counterproductive.”
  5. 5. “Information will be learned slowly and doomed to rapid forgetting unless they are quickly attached to a framework of knowledge that we already possess.”
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  7. 7. p://www.flickr.com/photos/georgecouros/6173491562/
  8. 8. DISRUPTION
  9. 9. http://www.flickr.com/photos/scaar/4284117075/
  10. 10. http://www.flickr.com/photos/scaar/4284117075/ “When a 14 year old kid can blow up your business in his spare time, not because he hates you but because he loves you, then you got a problem.”
  11. 11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/scaar/4284117075/ “When a 14 year old kid can blow up your business in his spare time, not because he hates you but because he loves you, then you got a problem.”
  12. 12. Chris Avenir
  13. 13. Chris Avenir Ryerson University sites 3 reasons for the case against him. 1.Learning should be hard. 2.There is no structure of regulation for online behavior and that makes it incompatible with academic work. 3.It is our job to protect academic integrity from any threat. i.e. Unless learning is hard and is directed by others, it fails to meet the standard for academic rigor.
  14. 14. And Yet...
  15. 15. “This is not what I signed up for” http://www.flickr.com/photos/barkbud/4257136773/ sizes/l/
  16. 16. When You Think of Assessment, What Comes to Mind?
  17. 17. Could you pass this exam?
  18. 18. http://www.flickr.com/photos/albertogp123/5843577306 “We may not be able to measure learning, but we can document it”
  19. 19. “If you say you don’t have time for assessment, you assume that the teaching is more important than the learning. Feedback is the key to reaching goals.
  20. 20. “If you say you don’t have time for assessment, you assume that the teaching is more important than the learning. Feedback is the key to reaching goals. Saying there’s no time is to confuse causing learning for mentioning stuff.” Grant Wiggins
  21. 21. What

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